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S.T. Giovanni Guinti FD367


Admiralty Number: 3792
Official Number: 143807
Yard Number: 341
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 277
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr
Engine: T.3-cyl by Fawcett Preston & Co Ltd, Liverpool


31.5.1918: Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr (Yd.No.341) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as GIOVANNI GUINTI (Ad.No.3792)
11.7.1918: Completed as an escort (1 – 4” and W/T).
1.1919: Renamed IDAHO.
4.1919: Carried out 4” mounted gun trials.
1919: Renamed GIOVANNI GUINTI.
1.1920: Sold to The Cygnet Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Thomas Cardwell, manager).
24.1.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (FD367).
11.6.1921: Name change approved.
24.6.1921: Registered at Fleetwood as CYMREA (FD367).
1932: Sold to (W. C. Farrow, Hull) Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Archibald Hudson, Hessle, manager).
19.7.1932: Fleetwood registry closed.
26.7.1932: Registered at Hull (H438).
3.8.1932: Registered at Hull as SIR MARK SYKES (H438).
1935: Sold to White Star Steam Fishing Co of Aberdeen Ltd, Aberdeen (Harry A. Holmes, manager).
15.10.1935: Hull registry closed.
16.10.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A361).
21.11.1935: Registered at Aberdeen as LOCH MORAR (A361).
1936: Malcolm Smith appointed manager.
31.3.1937: In heavy weather, drove onto reef 1500yds offshore at Eyrarbakki, south west coast of Iceland; with heavy surf breaking over the vessel, a motor boat approached to within 500 yards but no sign of life; all twelve crew lost*. HMS FOYLE on FPS sailed Reykjavik to attend.
11.5.1937: Aberdeen registry closed.

(Lost* – Sk. Walter Barber (42); Goerge Duthie (38), Mate; Thomas McKay(29), Second Fisherman; A. Stevenson, Ch Eng; J. Connell, 2nd Eng; John Mitchell (28), John Barrett (52), W. Brady, J. Scott, deckhands; C. Milne & F. Jackman, firemen; D. Lowrie, cook)

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S.T. Cymrea FD367

S.T.Cymrea FD367
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

Note: Excerpt from “The True Price Of Fish” by George Ritchie

S.T. Loch Morar A361

S.T. Loch Morar A361
Picture courtesy of Elizabeth Dripen

Loch Morar A361

Loch Morar A361
Excerpt courtesy of Elizabeth Dripen

21/12/2008: Page published. 8 updates since then.
04/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.